What is the role of an MP?


There are four (4) major roles of a Member of Parliament



Members debate and pass laws through which the institutions of government endeavor to guide the country’s process.


Budget Approval/Appropriation

Members of Parliament (analyse) and pass (approve) the national Budget every financial year.



Monitor and bring to the attention of Ministers and the public, government misuse of funds, violations of rule of law and unlawful activities.



Represent their constituents’ views in Parliament.

MPs bring to the attention of relevant Ministers different matters of national concern


In the Constituency

Hold consultative meetings with their constituents, update them on the activities of Parliament and government policies, and gather their views and concerns on issues, which affect their livelihood.


What MPs do not do:-

MPs do not construct or repair roads and bridges in their constituencies.

They also do not build hospitals or schools.

Additionally, MPs do not have an obligation to contribute to voters’ weddings and similar activities; or to pay school fees for children or students in their constituencies.